In this blog post, I’ll take a look at the performance of the Samsung 960 Pro SSD NVME.
First, I know the Samsung 960 Pro is a consumer SSD NVME drive, not intended for sustained data center workloads. But the AnandTech review looked good enough that I decided to take it for a test spin to see if it would work well with MySQL benchmarks.
Before that, I decided to do a simple sysbench file IO test to see how the drives handled sustained workloads, and if it would start acting up.
My expectation for a consumer SSD drive is that its write consistency will suffer. Many of those drives can sustain high bursts for short periods of time but have to slow down to keep up with write leveling (and other …[Read more]